Fire Destroys Apartment Building in Centerton

CENTERTON, AR -- Emergency crews responded to an apartment fire Saturday afternoon.

According to Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards, it happened at the Pomeroy Place Apartments on 113 Sadie Lane. There are six two-story buildings in the complex and Edwards said one of the those is a total loss.

12 families living in the apartment all made it out safe, but Mayor Edwards said six of those families will be displaced. The Red Cross assisted on scene and provided money for food and clothing for 33 people, and will provide lodging for those displaced.

Members of the Centerton community took to Mayor Edwards' Facebook page, offering their homes to house the displaced families and their pets and they also offered clothes, food, necessities, anything they could to help the families. The city established a drop off location at City Hall and within an hour it was packed with bags and bags full of clothing and shoes, all donated by citizens of Centerton.

Mayor Edwards posted on his page that he feels they have enough clothing, but are in need of empty boxes to put items in. They could also use donations of linens, towels, wash clothes, personal hygiene items and hair brushes and combs. Folks can drop off donations at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m on Saturday and Sunday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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